The Public-private Mix for Health: Plus Ça Change, Plus C'est la Même Chose?

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Alan Maynard
Radcliffe Publishing, 2005 - Medical - 318 pages
Recent changes to the health service including new structures and ways of working at both local and national levels are having major influences on the working lives of every health visitor and community nurse and on their professional opportunities. Understanding these changes is essential and this practical and authoritative handbook addresses them all. The authors all have first-hand experience of the radical changes underway. The clear straightforward format is designed to allow quick access to relevant and up-to-date information. The book is vital reading for every community practitioner.
 

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Contents

what goes around comes
1
The pervasive role of ideology in the optimisation of
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The role of the private sector in the Australian healthcare
12
Efficient purchasing in public and private healthcare
21
The publicprivate mix in the
43
continuity and change
63
of public and private payers in the US health system
83
the sustainability
117
for health in France
141
The publicprivate mix in Scandinavia
161
Publicprivate mix for healthcare in Germany
191
The publicprivate mix in health services in New Zealand
219
Common challenges in healthcare markets
279
Enduring problems in healthcare delivery
293
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